Yesterday in the Nevada Appeal, a candidate for District Attorney Mark Krueger, made his case” (pun no doubt intended) to become Carson City’s next District Attorney. Krueger urges us not to be confused by “attorney rhetoric” and provides three paragraphs supporting his campaign.
In the first, Krueger attempts to diminish the importance of the “sheriff’s Supervisor Association” by claiming the group is not representative of the majority of city law enforcement and does not include the Sheriff or the Deputies Association. Still…
It is the next paragraph that makes Krueger’s case, or rather, makes the case against him. In this paragraph he speaks to appealing the Volosin case to State Appeals Court because otherwise “the bar for detail will be too high.” A review of what little public record there is on the case and the statements from supporters and detractors reveals more than just Krueger’s need to ensure the bar is not raised too high. It indicates that Krueger was told what needed to be done to make a case ready for trial and instead decided to dig in and defend his decision. Judge Wilson likely didn’t ask Kruger to take the case back and fix the specific issues so that he could go play golf. He did it to help the City better make its case. And it is this demonstrable hubris and lack of sound judgment that gives us pause.
In the last paragraph, Krueger talks of conflict amongst the current and former DA, alluding to the endorsements both have provided. And again asks that we not be distracted.
So…in the last best opportunity before election day, Krueger spends it defending his perhaps unwise decision to not follow guidance from a sitting judge and again belittles the opinions of his detractors, before stating, “I am the right candidate to fight for justice.” There’s that hubris and poor judgment again.